So you think you can’t afford an interior designer?
Or maybe you don’t know one? Does the process intimidate you? Are you worried you may lose control of your money and ideas? Not sure about online interior design? Or criticized for past choices in your home? Or…
Well then – let me tell you about online interior design services – or as we call it – Good Space Plans Online or “E-Design”.
Many of us form our perception of interior designers from those home design shows on TV. Don’t be fooled though. They are so much more than how TV portrays them.
No matter where you live online interior design is a convenient, compassionate, available and affordable option to full-service interior design. All you need is a computer and an internet connection!
We created our online Interior design service as an alternative and sometimes addition to our full-service interior design services.
Then what is full-service interior design?
In a nutshell, it is…
1. Project Planning
- Get to know the client – their needs, style, priorities, lifestyles, budgets, dreams, and aspirations for their lives in their homes or workspaces.
- Know their space – size, layout, limitations and assets.
- Create drawings/plans and concept presentations for the client to visualize their completed space.
- Get client feedback and input on concepts
- Create final drawings and plans and put them all on paper ready for bidding and implementation.
2. Project Implementation and Bidding
- Once the design work is on paper, the designer then manages/oversees the project to completion.
For construction, working with general contractors, trades and suppliers to ensure it all goes as planned.
For furniture, purchasing, coordinating and overseeing the storage, delivery and installation of all the furnishings of the project.
Full-service interior design on HGTV looks easy, spontaneous and inexpensive but it actually has several industry-recognized “steps” or responsibilities in the process to get to that reveal moment.
It is a detailed process of communication, relationship building and focused attention.
It is not inexpensive because it takes a lot of time. Designers are paid hourly and/or percentages of the total project budget. Therefore, they take on a great deal of responsibility for their projects. Additionally, seeing projects to completion is an art in itself. For more on this check out the blog on Dwaina Sprague Interior Design on hiring an interior designer.
Online interior design is the Project Planning
Online interior design is the Project Planning of the interior designer responsibilities and services. A good online design plan deliverable prepares you to do everything to create for yourself the HGTV Reveal equivalent. All the other steps to the “TA DA” reveal moment are left up to you.
As a full-service interior designer, I love the experience of our clients having the reveal moment. It is incredibly gratifying and fun! With Online Interior Design, you get to have the gratification and satisfaction of it through the Design Implemented Yourself (DIY) process. We are delighted to support our clients in creating that for themselves through Good Space Plans Online.
The Benefits of Online Interior Design or E-Design
- You can live anywhere and have an interior designer.
- Are supported and guided through the creative process.
- Pay designers for the planning process and you take on the implementation and bidding.
- Buffer yourself from expensive errors in purchasing and implementation.
- You are empowered when you purchase and implement it.
- There is a fixed price for your plan.
- Know exactly what to do and what your designer will do.
- Decide when and how to implement your plan.
- Meetings with your designers are easy and done by phone and screen share.
- You can wear pyjamas to your meetings!
- Your designer can also wear pyjamas to the meetings…
Fun fact: a one-room good space plan online is less than the purchase of one sofa that didn’t fit in your elevator…
Good Space Plans Online can help you create the home or office of your dream with our e-design services. Learn more about our online interior designer process and packages or contact us to get started.